Today's Lectionary Text
Remember your word to your servant,
I connect with God through song. That’s how I find God speaking to me and through me. It isn’t always through hymns or other religious songs, but it usually is. Whenever I read scripture, I connect that scripture with songs that I know, whether religious or secular. Then I find myself singing that song, in my head or out loud, on repeat.
Frequently, I have memory flashes of songs from long-past VBS weeks. Sometimes the whole song, but usually just a line or small part of the song is on my internal repeat. (“Father Abraham,” anyone? It somewhat makes me cringe — I am not a son — but I can’t get it out of my head, either. Yup, there is goes now.) I still sing a song to help me know the order of the books when I’m trying to find a Bible passage. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus ...
The songs keep me connected to God’s word and presence in my life. I find the hope, comfort, promise and guidance that I need, long after I have put the Bible back on the bookshelf or the worship service has ended.
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Prayer for Reflection
God, help us to look to and remember your word in our words and actions today. Amen.
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